Category Archives: Society 社会

Bloody Chronicles 血纪: Bloodbath in the Apple Orchard

[Chinese language text online in second half of 【禁书】《血纪》中集(42) To judge by its latitude, Yanyuan was in the tropics. It would have been a comfortable place to live if its high elevation had not given it a long spring, autumn sandstorms … Continue reading

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Just Who are the “Hired Guns” on China’s Internet?

Educational is the Baidu article on the “internet water army (shui3jun1) of hired guns/astroturfers. The graphic accompanying the article depicts several hand-like waves of water emerging from a computer screen labelled tweeters,  online public relations, deliberate postings to create a … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Kong Lingping’s Memoir Bloody Chronicles 血纪: Encounters with Educated Youth Sent Down to the Countryside

Chapter 5 We are Even Less Than You Are I don’t remember just when it started but sometime after the Lin Biao incident,  our group was sent every afternoon to dig potatoes in the big Sixth Brigade potato field on … Continue reading

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(2008) Tankman Wang Welin Probably Met a Bad End – by Wu Renhua

See the video for yourself — here is a link to the PBS Frontline program The Tankman. Not long ago the Voice of America journalist Shu Guofu invited me for a video and audio interview. The reason of the interview … Continue reading

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Automation of Telephone Call Monitoring in China

[ After writing this blog article, I got an interesting tweet from China about phone monitoring. 重要对话用 @telegram 端对端加密,电话短信早就被监控着了。” For important conversations use Telegram Messanger ( https://telegram.org/ )with its end-to-end encyption. Telephones and instant messaging have been being monitored for quite a while.”] … Continue reading

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1997: Should Chinese Environmental Quality Reports No Longer Be Kept Secret?

I just ran across a translation I did twenty years ago — it is an interview in Sanlian Shenghuo Weekly with NPC Environment Committee Chair Qu Geping  曲格平 [China Vitae: http://www.chinavitae.com/biography/Qu_Geping%7C1685   %5D Interesting to meditate upon on how times have changed and … Continue reading

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2014: A Chinese View on Chinese Cyber Security Challenges

A Chinese government view of China’s cyber security challenges in 2013.  Below is a summary translation of the April 2014 report  “2013 Report on Trends in China Internet Network Security — A Perspective from the Chinese National Computer Emergency Readiness … Continue reading

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